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Best Chocolate Buttercream frosting for cake

Chocolate Buttercream frosting for cake

Chocolate Buttercream frosting for cake

Fluffy, creamy, and smooth, this homemade Chocolate Buttercream frosting for cake comes together in a few minutes with only five ingredients. It’s always a crowd-pleaser when I bring out dessert topped with this chocolate buttercream frosting. It’s perfectly chocolatey and rich, making it perfect for spreading or piping over cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and so much more!


  • 250 gram butter or margarine
  • 500 gram icing sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Milk (4 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 to 1/3 Cup cocoa powder.

Chocolate Buttercream frosting for cake Directions :

Place the butter in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream butter till it is smooth and without lumps. With the mixer still running on low speed, add the shortening in chunks and mix till it blends with the butter. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl every now and then to make sure there is no butter sticking to the bowl.

Next, add the confectioners sugar in 1 cup measurements. Mix at low speed to contain the sugar in the bowl. Mix till there are no lumps. The mixture will be thick. Again, make use of your rubber spatula to scrape bottom and sides of bowl.

After adding all the confectioners sugar, add the milk and vanilla extract and mix at medium speed till incorporated.

Next, add the cocoa powder and mix until incorporated. Then, crank up the speed to high and mix for about 2 – 3 minutes or till the frosting is light, fluffy and has increased in volume. you can add more cocoa Powder for more cocoa flavor

The chocolate butter cream frosting is ready to be used. You can reduce the quantity of milk if you require a thicker frosting. This can also be achieved by adding more confectioners sugar.

Now you know Best Chocolate Buttercream frosting for cake recipe.

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